Hackers cause panic in Dallas by triggering 156 emergency sirens

156 emergency sirens went off repeatedly in Dallas just before midnight on Saturday, causing alarm across the Texan city. Government officials told The Dallas Morning News that hackers were to blame for the disruption. That’s scary not just because of the unnecessary panic it could cause among citizens particularly when thunderstorms are expected in the area in a matter of days, but also because it led to a huge strain on Dallas’ 911 call system. A city spokeswoman said it received more than 4,400 calls between 11:30PM and 3AM — twice the average number made between 11PM and 7AM, due…

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